Health and Safety Advisor - Electrical

£27,000 - £35,000 + 27 days holidays plus bank holidays + bonus + on site gym



Responsible for executing all health and safety tasks in accordance with Dyson policy under the guidance of the Health & Safety Manager, throughout Dyson’s UK sites. This will span a variety of property types and locations, but will focus predominantly on the UK headquarters at Malmesbury. Working alongside, and in support of, the other key estates leaders including the Estates Manager, Senior Project Manager, Building Services Manager and the Facilities Manager, this role will involve extensive stakeholder interaction and liaison.

We anticipate that this role will focus on the RDD side of the business with an emphasis of electrical/electronic issues within RDD and in particular rig use, however, it may vary to include wider Dyson Group initiatives.

Market Overview

Dyson, whether at the headquarters in Malmesbury or globally, is growing at a rapid pace, and the estates team need to not only anticipate this growth, but also ensure that both new and existing properties are set up, operated and maintained to the expected standard. To create this positive and progressive working environment the estates team needs expertise in key areas – Health& Safety within the Estates Management function is one of these areas.

Function Overview

Dyson’s facilities team looks after the nuts and bolts of Dyson – our places, spaces, inside and out. They’re a practical and a creative bunch, responsible for making sure that everyone works in a comfortable, creative, safe and productive environment. With 6,000 people (and counting) that’s a challenging task. They are also our guardians of security, turning our buildings into fortresses that keep our secrets secret. Our daily environment can make all the difference, that’s why the facilities team works closely with every department, and everyone from Directors to graduates, to make Dyson a great place to work. And there are plenty of exciting projects planned in that department.


  • Ensure all activities (including research and development initiatives) are carried out in accordance with all relevant safety legislation.

  • Review, develop and own, all electrical health and safety information, policies, procedures, guidelines and ensure these are kept up to date and effectively communicated.

  • Auditing; complete programme of audits against health and safety documentation for all RDD labs and test areas.

  • Support all RDD Area Owners with preparation of, review and approval of risk assessments working closely with the Electrical Safety Team to ensure safety is paramount prior to commencement of testing.

  • Review application and control of PPE in conjunction with Health & Safety Manager ensuring it is applicable for the task at hand, sourced and controlled centrally and enforced where necessary.

  • Develop and maintain safe system of works for all staff and contractors where applicable.

  • Working with RDD, ensure that all accident/incidents, including near misses are investigated and recorded appropriately.  Where necessary implement recommendations and influence practices.

  • Working with RDD to ensure that the first aid provision is adequate and meets the needs of the activities and tasks within the division.

  • Deliver RDD electrical health and safety training to new starters, and existing staff to ensure adequate competency.

  • Where appropriate have input into project works for electrical, electronics and RDD.  

  • There will be an aspect of line management responsibility for the Electrical Safety Team.


  • Qualifications; NEBOSH/IOSH, alternatively experience in a similar position within a corporate organisation.

  • Formal electrical qualification, time served apprenticeship or experience in testing experimental items containing electrical components would be an advantage.

  • Knowledge of digital and analogue electronics would be an advantage.

  • Board experience; knowledge of a wide range of health and safety matters. .

  • Good analytical skills; to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions.

  • Credible; ability to demonstrate a level of expertise in health and safety in order to gain stakeholder confidence.

  • Ability to deliver training in a clear and concise manner with confidence.

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 13-Apr-2018

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